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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Volume 3, February 2007

 

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Eukaryon is published by students at Lake Forest College, who are  solely responsible for its content. The views expressed in Eukaryon do  not necessarily reflect those of the College. Articles published within Eukaryon  should not be cited in bibliographies. Material contained herein should be treated  as personal communication and should be cited as such only with the consent of  the author.

 

                                                                                                   About the Authors

Editor's Corner

 

Year Three: Growing Up

Michelle McKinzey '07

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Faculty in Focus

 

The Translator Between Two Extremes

Shaun Davis '09

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Studying Biology at a Liberal Arts Institution: Dr. Lynn Westley's Approach to Undergraduate Science at Lake Forest College

Elizabeth Dean '09

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Dr. Pliny Smith: New Kid on the Block

Lisa Jeziorny '07

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The Science of Teaching

 

Tropical Ecology: The Glories of Experiential Learning

Benjamin Larsen '07 
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The Evolution of the Student

Michelle McKinzey '07

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Beyond the Classroom

 

Clinical Shadowing: A Worthwhile Experience for all Premeds

Lokesh Kukreja '08

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Series of Formal Talks Launched

Mithaq Vahedi '08

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Lake Forest Students Present Their Research at Regional and National

Symposia

Michael White '07

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Alumni in Focus

 

Life After Lake Forest College: Where are they now?

Michael Zorniak '07

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News and Views

 

Bone-derived Microglia Clear Amyloid Plaques

Lokesh Kukreja '08

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Alpha-Synuclein, and the Case of the Blocked ER-Golgi Pathway

Michael White '07

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Book/Film/Fine Arts Review

 

Iris and Awakenings: Timeless Tear-Jerkers

Mohammed Ejaz Ali '10

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Dissecting the Ethical Brain

Benjamin Bienia '10

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Fact and Fantasy: The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner

Michelle McKinzey '07

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Healthy Marketing: The Only Solution

Jason Prendergast '09

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The Thin Line Between Madness and Sanity

Stephanie Valtierra '08

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Ferocious Beauty: All Roar and Very Little Bite

Pete Wisnieff '10

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Review Article

 

History Tend to Repeat: FMR-1 Silencing in Fragile X Syndrome

Joshua Haas '08

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A Ride with Listeria monocytogenes: A Trojan Horse

Joshua Haas '08, Krista Kusinski '08, Shruti Pore '08, Solmaz Shadman '08,

Mithaq Vahedi '08

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Nanotechnology May Replace Existing Treatments for Cancer

Ethan Helm '07

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Coal Power: Providing Energy, Asthma, Cardiovascular Disease, and Free Abortions 

Ethan Helm '07, Benjamin Larsen '07

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Guts & Glory H. pylori: Cause of Peptic Ulcer

Ashley Johnson '07, Bryan Kratz '07, Lorraine Scanlon '08, Alina Spivak '07

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Evolutionary Antibiotic Resistance as Documented in Multiple Strains of

Staphylococcus

Michelle McKinzey '07

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Alpha-Synuclein Misfolding and Aggregation in Parkinson's Disease

Michael White '07

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Mitochondrial Deficiencies and Oxidative Stress in Parkinson's Disease:

A Slippery Slope to Cell Death 

Michael Zorniak '07

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Grant Proposal

 

Characterization of Membrane Permeability Alterations in Plasmodium-infected Erythrocytes: Insight into Novel Mechanisms for Malaria Chemotherapy

Chloe Wormser '06

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Apical Membrane Antigen 1 (AMA-1): Role in Plasmodium yoelii Infectiviey

Michael Zorniak '07

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Essay

 

Some Like it Hot: Astrobiology and Extremophile Life

Elizabeth Birnbaum '08

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Agoutis and Seed Dispersal in Tropical Rainforests

Stephanne Levin '09

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Senior Thesis

Reduced Sexual Attractiveness of Redundant Males in the Maintenance of

Guppy Color Polymorphism

Katherine Hampton '06

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Calcium-stimulated Regulatory Volume Decrease in Salmo salar and Alligator mississipiensis Erythrocytes

Chloe Wormser '06

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Primary Article

 

Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation and Membrane Association in a Fission

Yeast Model: Implications for PD Pathogenesis

Lokesh Kukreja '08

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Alpha-Synuclein Causes Non-specific Toxicity in vps34∆ Yeast

Mithaq Vahedi '08

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Front Cover: Art work by Shaun Davis '09.  This collage is an artistic integration of experimental data and organisms used in original research by Lake Forest College students for primary articles and senior theses in this issue of Eukaryon.